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Criminals could also keep the data – which includes credit card information – to issue ransoms or use in organised crime.
EasyJet has admitted that a "highly sophisticated cyber-attack" has affected nine million customers.
In just over two weeks, the public has passed on more than 160,000 suspect emails.
Criminals continue to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to commit fraud, as a scam involving the purchase of pets, such as puppies and kittens, continues to be reported to Action Fraud.
In this month's edition, we're raising awareness of sextortion emails, Coronavirus scams, fake Tesco vouchers!
Nintendo have confirmed a huge hack that allowed access to 160,000 people's accounts on its online services.
There have been over 9,000 reports to Action Fraud so far in April.
Attackers using 'fear and financial incentives' to lure people into malicious messages.
New rules on the hugely popular TikTok app mean under-16s will no longer be allowed to send or receive direct messages.
Email addresses and associated passwords sold for less than a penny on hacker forums.
A few safety tips to make Zoom a safer video chat platform.
Every year we’re able to do more and more online. From sending messages to sorting out our finances, today we can do it from our phones and tablets wherever we are. But the more we can do online, the more we’re exposed to hazards. Cybersafe is here to help you stay safe online, so you can browse to your heart’s content, knowing you’re protected against scams, fraud and security problems.
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